Atlanta Police have issued an arrest warrant against Gucci Mane after a solider said he was assaulted by him.
The Solider, whose first name is James, told Channel 2's Amy Napier that he was just looking to get a picture with Gucci Mane last Friday night when he was reportedly attacked by Gucci with a champagne bottle in the VIP section of Harlem Nights nightclub. James stated:
"I'm in the military. I wanted to get a picture with Gucci Mane, is it OK?" James said he asked the security guard. "I was speaking to the security guard, and Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle." "And as I looked at him in the shock of why, one of his friends hit me in the side of my face,"
James, who serves in the Army, just returned home from duty in Afghanistan this past October. He was in Atlanta for the first time with friends to celebrate his birthday. James said he went to Grady Memorial Hospital by ambulance where his injury required 10 stitches. He had a concussion and is suffering from bad headaches.
Jeff Cantin, of Atlanta's police department, stated:
"We do have an active warrant for Mr. Davis for aggravated assault,".
"So I'm sure after he sees this, I'm sure he'll want to reach out and contact us."
Update: Gucci Mane has turned himself into Atlanta police. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He will be booked into Fulton County Jail.
[Update: Gucci Mane Denied Bond After Turning Himself In]
Gucci Mane appeared in court today, but was denied bond for his charges. His next hearing will be on April 10th. It appears that Gucci is claiming that the incident was the result of "a melee", rather than what the victim reported as a random act of violence.
Read a briefing on the court appearance below.
"A magistrate judge denied bond for Mane at his first court appearance on Wednesday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. Gucci did not enter a plea. His next hearing will be on April 10, Flanagan said. Mane’s attorney, Drew Findling, told Reuters he would appeal the denial of bond to a higher court. He said six witnesses interviewed by his office about what he described as a melee at the club did not pin blame on the rapper.
“None of them said Gucci had anything to do with it,” Findling said"
More coverage to follow.